National Archaeological Museum : Michelin's recommendations
The National Archaeological Museum, one of the richest in the world, is devoted to ancient art, from the Neolithic epoch to the Roman epoch. It assembles the main works of art from the major Greek archaeological sites, except for Delphos, Olympia and Crete. Founded in 1834 in the Theseion, it was transferred in 1874 to the current neoclassical buildings, which were subsequently enlarged. The sculptures are exhibited on the ground floor, and on the 1st floor, the ceramics and also the frescos and ceramics from Santorini. Don't miss the most famous room in the museum devoted to the excavations made in Mycenae since 1876; here you will admire the famous «golden mask of Agamemnon»! In the area of geometrical and archaic art, don't miss two remarkable works: Aristion's funerary stela, «the soldier of Marathon», showing a warrior, sculpted on a plane by Aristocles, and the superb funerary kouros from Anávissos in Attica. Lovers of classical art will be spoilt! They can admire, in particular, the extraordinary Poseidon from the Artemision, where the sea god holds the symbolic trident in his right hand; the Eleusis relief, admirable for the gravity and contemplation of its characters, together with the amazing Jockey of Artemision. Hellenistic art is also represented, notably with Poseidon's huge statue of Milo! Pleasure, pleasure and more pleasure can be had by immersing oneself in the Roman epoch, the Egyptian antiquities or the extraordinary frescos and potteries of Santorini...
- Address : 44 r. Patission GR - 10682 Athína10682Athína
- Phone : 2108217724
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.namuseum.gr
- Prices : 7 € (-18 years old free of charge)